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is that sandy had no substantive effect on the data. here are the numbers. unemployment down to 7.7%. the economy added 146,000 jobs, not great but good. a third of that came from the retail sector. 53,000 jobs added. professional and business services up 43,000. leisure and hospitality up. construction, though, lost 20,000 jobs. we should note that jobs numbers were revise d downward, though, for september and october. in september it was revised from 148,000 gain to 238,000. went from 138,000 to 132,000. this month, the 7.7 is a full point lower than where we were at this time last year. so what are we supposed to make of these numbers and does the november report provide us a real sense of where this recovery is right now? let's bring in the man we like to bring in every month, the chief economist for moody's analytics. mark, i have to start with this sandy impact. the labor department specifically put out a statement saying our survey response rates and the affects ee eed states. it did not affect estimates for november. do you believe that? >> i'm skeptical. i mean, new yorke
of the sandy effect. now as you can see showing those percentages here, big jumps. alaska was the biggest jump of all places and thousand this is where i want to bring in david wasserman of the cook political report. this is my favorite thing here, david. take us through what is unique about mitt romney and paul ryan that no other losing presidential ticket pulled off. >> chuck, this may be the only ticket in history both candidates have not only lost their home states but their home counties and home towns. chuck, that's remarkable. >> massachusetts, wisconsin, middlesex county, belmont, massachusetts. i guess that's what you end up having with two blue state guys running on the republican ticket. some conservatives say it doesn't matter if you get blue state guys. doesn't seem to pull off swing voters. we move on to a couple of other things here and this is something you have started doing. trying to break up the cultural differences between the two parties. counties where there are cracker barrel and whole foods. a few have both. northern virginia. >> just a few. >> prince william or loudou
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